Finland: Emma with “Circle of Light” is your early favourite to win UMK17

Ever since Finland’s national broadcaster YLE revealed the ten acts competing at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017 — their national selection for Eurovision 2017 — our readers have been voting for their favourites. Now it’s time to go through the results and reveal your early favourites to represent Finland in Kyiv.

And the favourite is very clear. After receiving a total of 3,578 votes, we can now reveal that Emma has come out on top with her song “Circle of Light“. Y’all seem to love Emma’s wooden dance music, as she got over 30% of all the votes. Our reader Polegend Godgarina says Emma’s song “has so much potential: strong beat, catchy, and easy to attach to a memorable performance“.

Norma John comes second with their tragic ballad “Blackbird“.

The duo earned 14% of all the votes, meaning 494 votes in total.

In the comments section you guys describe their number as “a really calm and lovely song, touching and melancholic” and say it has “an absolutely gorgeously haunting melody“.

In third place is the only song in Finnish in this year’s contest.

Lauri Yrjölä earned 12% of all the votes with his song “Helppo elämä“.

Reader Steven says “the language stands out and the music grabs your attention“.

Alva with “Arrows” and Anni Saikku with “Reach Out For The Sun” round out the top five. My First Band, who currently have the most plays on Spotify, finished eighth in the poll with 5% of the votes.

But have your favourites changed since the videos were revealed at the end of December? We will launch a new poll this week to find out your current favourites in the Finnish selection. Over the course of this week The Wiwi Jury will also have their say on the songs, starting today, January 16.

Poll results: Who are your early favourites to win Finland’s UMK 2017?

  1. Emma – “Circle of Light” 31% (1,106  votes)
  2. Norma John – “Blackbird” 14% (494 votes)
  3. Lauri Yrjölä – “Helppo Elämä” 12% (424  votes)
  4. Alva – “Arrows” 12% (414 votes)
  5. Anni Saikku – “Reach Out For The Sun” 8% (284 votes)
  6. Zühlke – “Perfect Villain” 7% (256 votes)
  7. Günther & D’Sanz – “Love Yourself” 7% (249 votes)
  8. My First Band – “Paradise” 5% (192 votes)
  9. Club La Persé – “My Little World” 4% (132 votes)
  10. Knucklebone Oscar & The Shangri-La Rubies – “Caveman” 1% (27 votes)

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Photo credit: YLE